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March 2

Member Preview: Treasures of NOAA’s Ark

We hope you’ll join us for this Member Preview which will feature a light hors d’oeuvres and a close look…

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Mar 4 Mar 5

Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend

Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend commemorates 155 years since the Battle of the Ironclads, the Civil War Battle that changed modern naval history forever.

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History Bites
March 4

History Bites

A food tasting event of HISTORIC proportions!

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March 9

Lecture: Tamara Thornton

Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers Presented by Tamara Thornton Cost: $5 for Adult and Child tickets. Free for…

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March 18

Hawaiian Quilting Workshop

Learn the basics of design, cutting, layout, and needle-turn appliqué techniques needed to produce a small quilted piece.

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March 18

Civil War Lecture: Photo-modeling USS Monitor Artifacts

Photo-modeling USS Monitor Artifacts Presented by Hannah Fleming, Coordinator, USS Monitor Center Lecture begins at 2:30 PM Civil War lectures…

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March 23

Lecture: William Geroux

The Mathews Men Presented by William Geroux Cost: $5 for Adult and Child tickets. Free for Members. Lecture begins at…

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April 3

Lecture: Michael Tougias

So Close To Home Presented by Michael Tougias Cost: $5 for Adult and Child tickets. Free for Members. Lecture begins…

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April 8

Civil War Lecture: Conserving Civil War Shipwrecks

Conserving Civil War Shipwrecks: Research and Innovations Presented by Elsa Sangouard, Senior Conservator, USS Monitor Project Lecture begins at 2:30…

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April 22

New Explorations of Island Earth

Join us as we explore new frontiers in marine science with our friends from Virginia Sea Grant, and check in with Hokule’a as she sails across the Pacific!

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April 22

Member Appreciation Saturday

Join us for Member Appreciation Saturday!

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May 4

Lecture: Jack Griffin

America’s Cup in Bermuda Presented by Jack Griffin Cost: $5 for Adult and Child tickets. Free for Members. Lecture begins…

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May 13

Civil War Lecture: Last Days of the CSS Virginia

Last Days of the CSS Virginia Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director, USS Monitor Center Lecture begins at 2:30 PM…

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June 10

Civil War Lecture: Canada during the Civil War

Canada during the Civil War Presented by Kate Sullivan, Conservator, USS Monitor Project Lecture begins at 2:30 PM Civil War…

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June 22

Oyster Gardening Seminar

The Mariners’ Museum is proud to partner with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to host an Oyster Gardening seminar on June…

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July 8

Civil War Lecture: Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman: Conductor, Spy, ‘General’ Presented by Laurie King, Assistant Conservator, USS Monitor Project Lecture begins at 2:30 PM Civil…

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July 22

Member Appreciation Saturday

Join us for Member Appreciation Saturday!

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August 12

Civil War Lecture: 19th Century Naval Ordnance

19th Century Naval Ordnance Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director, USS Monitor Center Lecture begins at 2:30 PM Civil War…

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September 9

Civil War Lecture: The Many Faces of Preservation

The Many Faces of Preservation: Where does Conservation End and Restoration Begin? Presented by Leslie Haines, Assistant Conservator, USS Monitor

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October 14

Civil War Lecture: Silk and Rifles

Silk and Rifles: A Gender Analysis of Blockade Runner Cargos Presented by guest lecturer Emily Schwalbe, Archaeologist, Clemson University-Warren Lasch…

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Polynesian Voyagers
Now Open!

October 1, 2016 - September 4

In collaboration with Hawaiian educators, the Hokule’a crew and staff, and the Polynesian community, this new exhibition is designed to evoke the feeling of what it is to be a voyager. Read about the origins of the Polynesian culture and the settlement of the vast Pacific islands.

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Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend
Minorities in the Civil War

March 4 - 5, 2017

To commemorate the 1862 Battle of the Ironclads between the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia, the Museum will host a weekend full of family-friendly activities, living history encampments, reenactors, cannon firing and blacksmithing demonstrations, special events, lectures, and more! This year, in addition to the Battle itself, the weekend will focus on minorities in the Civil War.

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Black History Month Series
Guided tours, lectures, stories, and more!

Saturdays in February

The Mariners’ Museum is honoring Black History Month with a calendar full of activities. All activities are FREE with Museum admission.

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Explorers Theater

3D Movie Prices

Adult

$6

Member

$5

Child 3 and under

$2

Tickets to Explorers Theater are in addition to the price of Museum admission. Movies and showtimes subject to change without notice.
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Penguins
3D

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Journey to the
South Pacific 3D

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